IRNA quoted Taqi Rezayar, head of the competition headquarters as saying that the competitions start on June 17 at Milad Tower in two fields of reciting and memorizing the Quran and will continue until June 22 as the biggest Quranic event in the Muslim world. There are special sections for women which is usually lacking in similar events in other Muslim countries.
The official added that nine judges from Muslim countries and five from Iran will attend the contests. Foreign judges hail from Egypt, Malaysia, Algeria, Indonesia, Syria, Iraq, Turkey, and Lebanon. There are more than 65 representatives from Islamic and non-Islamic countries, including France, the UK, Russia, China, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Serbia, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Kuwait, and Indonesia.
The international Quran competitions will open on June 17 at Milad Tower.